HMAS Success Freedom of Entry in Fremantle

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HMAS Success Freedom of Entry in Fremantle (0.58 mins)

HMAS Success and its 220 strong crew was granted Freedom of Entry to the city of Fremantle on the 09 March 2019. This was the final Freedom of Entry to the city prior to decommissioning in June 2019 after 33 years of active service. The Ships Company marched through the streets of Fremantle with swords drawn, bayonets fixed, drums beating, bands playing and banners flying. The granting of Freedom of Entry was historically considered the highest honour a city could bestow on a military unit. Today it is mostly a ceremonial tradition and the granting of Freedom of Entry is a way for local governments to honour a distinguished unit of the Armed Forces which strengthens the ties between community and servicemen and women. HMAS Success is the largest ship built entirely in Australia for the Royal Australian Navy, weighing 18,000 tonnes fully loaded and 157.2m in length.

Publish Date 11 Mar 2019
Tags V20190478
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